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Thread: 2.5KW Load
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face BY : mike@whitewing.co.uk



On Fri, 26 Jan 2001 10:44:09 +0200, you wrote:

>Sorry this is off-topic!
>
>My pic is connected to a triac optocoupler(MOC3041) that drives a bigger triac (IT615) which is rated at 600V 15Amperes.
>
>When I switch 2.5KW heater element on at 220Volt the triac(IT615) with heatsink becomes very-very hot. Must I get a higer rated triac or must I look for some other problems?
>
>I am sure that the pic software don't switch the triac on/off the whole time..It switch on at a certain time and off after a 5minute delay.
If you need small size, low cost, and low heat, a good old-fashioned
relay is still hard to beat!

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